Friday, 9 November 2018

The Night  Visitor- Patrick Redmond- Psychological/ contemporary/ ghost
Meg has a gift- one that allows her to “ see “ things. Things that usually come true.
As child she is a little scared by this and thinks that she is making things happen.
Her mother reassures her that as her grandmother before her- good can come from
this. Her mother sadly dies and her father having left them years earlier and having
remarried, comes to give them a home. His new wife has her own ideas of parenting
however and Meg discovers her harming her young sister. Years later, as an adult,
Meg is in Cornwall to get away from it all as she has now lost her sister Grace.
When she starts to see things again she is very unnerved and wants to run away
from it. Having chatted this over with someone who understands, she returns to
face whoever it is that is trying to talk to her. This is almost a ghost story and a
mystery combined. One person said they read this in one sitting and I can quite
see why. There is something, just something, that I can’t quite put my finger on
that grabs you and keeps you turning. I took to Meg- maybe that was it- why she
was seeing things and dreaming vivid dreams. “There are more things in heaven
and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy” A quote from
Shakespeare which is used in the book, explains it better than I ever could.
I loved this. I didn’t see where it was going at all. A tale to remember,
a truly wonderful enchanting read.
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